I keep having repeat bouts of shingles and it seems that the time in between episides is getting shorter. I've had them 4x this year the last time just as recent as a month ago - does anyone else out there have this kind of frequency with the shingles virus and if so what does your doc say? My doc just keeps on prescribing Valtrex which will work if we catch them in time. But it seems to be a bandaid? What can I do to prevent them or help myself instead of trying to fix them after the fact? Would appreciate any help anyone has to offer!!!